The Shadowed Valley. 1927. Mezzotint. Hardie 128. 14 3/8 x 19 3/8 (sheet 19 x 25 1/2). A rich, glowing impression printedin varying tones of black-brown ink on chine mounted on sturdy white wove paper. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1927. Signed in pencil. This is Short's most dramatic mezzotint. $3,500.
Hardie writes "Oxteddle Bottom and Mount Caburn on the South Downs near Lewes. Bare, sweeping downs, with deep shadows in their curves' many circling seagulls ashowwhite agains the dark shadow on the right " (page. 42). At the top right, there ia a faintimage of a horse and man plowing strips of tround that are seen inthe lower-left of the image.
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